Explore teaching ideas that are new to you, new to a few, new to many, or new to all.

Innovation is one of five key synergistic and often interdependent domains–along with diversity, technology, evidence-based teaching, and assessment & evaluation–that guide the resources, services, and mission of the CTI.

To us, innovation is relative and expansive. It encompasses anything that instructors want to newly integrate into their classroom to enhance student learning. This might include introducing new educational technologies, experimenting with active learning strategies, introducing inclusive course design principles, and more.

Innovation Programming

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The Canvas Migration

Cornell is in the process of migrating from Blackboard to Canvas, with the goal of having all courses in Canvas in the spring 2020 semester. Canvas offers numerous features to improve the student learning experience and to make the platform a true extension of the learning environment. Learn more about the Canvas migration.

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Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards 

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is supporting faculty projects that explore new tools and emerging technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies to facilitate vibrant, challenging, and reflective learning experiences at Cornell.  Read more about the awards. 

Kelly Zamudio

Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellow 2017-2018

Kelly Zamudio, Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is analyzing the effects of activity modules on classroom learning goals. Read more about her project and the fellowship program.

What does innovation in teaching look like to you? (Poppy McLeod)